Dr. Alexandra Sacks, a reproductive psychiatrist, explains matrescence, the natural process women go through as they transition to motherhood. It can feel like an emotional roller coaster, which can sometimes lead women to feel shame or think they are experiencing postpartum depression even. Are you new to motherhood? Be encouraged that your body and mind need time to make this transition, and, if you find it difficult, you are not alone. Reach out to other mothers, give yourself grace and learn about matrescence so you know what to expect. You can follow Dr. Sacks here.